This article reviews the 4-day Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner Level training course certified by APMG International (@APMG_Inter) and based on DSDM Atern (@DSDM). The course I attended was organised by RADTAC (@RADTACLtd) and run by Julia Godwin. Julia is a very experienced trainer (profile) with a superb practical knowledge of DSDM, Agile Methods and Project Management. It is no wonder that she has managed to get a 100% pass record so far despite this being a rather demanding course.
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Let me get this clear. If you want to be a professional Agile Project Manager, going down the Scrum rabbit-hole could well be a mistake. A mistake with lots of ramifications.
Over the past few years, many traditional (PRINCE2) PMs have retrained as Certified Scrum Masters and they will be livid by this statement and ready for a heated argument. So, please allow me to explain what I mean.
Like it or not, in the mind of the general public, the average user of social media and social gaming is likely to be a male teenager intent on conquering the latest shoot-it-all game available in the market. However, this is likely to be missing a new type of gamer with potentially damaging consequences to companies that fail to seriously understand the fast-changing world of social media and consumer habits. This new hard-core social gamer is your mother and, maybe, even your grandmother.
Following the recent announcement of the launch of Facebook Places, there have been many bloggers and social media experts declaring the death of FourSquare as the next big thing in the world of social media, social networking and geolocation. What is the truth behind these predictions? And does Foursquare have a way out of the problems it faces with direct competition from Facebook?
The Social Graph Wars
The reality is that we are witnessing an intense war for the domination of the so-called Social Graph. The main, and often most aggressive, players in this war are Facebook, Google and Twitter. All three are fighting to dominate this most-lucrative aspect of our virtual lives and, as a result, they are likely to obliterate new competitors along the way.